In the face of the prolonged strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Federal Government through the National Universities Commission (NUC) has admonished qualified Nigerians to apply for scholarships abroad.
Applesbite reports that public universities across the country have been closed for seven months now as a result of unsettled disputes between the government and lecturers over some demands by the lecturers.
While the strike lingers, a letter signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Administration of the NUC, Chris Maiyaki, and addressed to all vice-chancellors, admonished qualified students to embrace an initiative of the government of the United Kingdom to study abroad.
The letter explained that the British High Commission announced the call for applications for the scholarships to study in the UK, which opened on 2nd August 2022 and closes on 1 November 2022.
The scholarships according to the letter, are fully funded to individuals from any background who demonstrate the requisite skills and commitment necessary to bring about positive change.
Maiyaki urged the Vice-Chancellors to as a matter of urgency ensure the wide circulation of the scholarships application in their various universities.
Interested individuals are expected to submit their applications via the official website only.